bioshock halloween costume
I want to make a halloween costume based off of bioshock, preferably a big daddy, but I don't know where to start. How would I make a big daddy halloween costume?
I would start with a dving suit,that at least resembles the body of the dady, your're trying to recreate and then i would either look for a head peice somewhere,or make my own!,because both the rosie and the bouncer have very unique parts
I am also building a big daddy suit for myself, and from previous experience in costume making I have a few points of advice to make.
1) look anywhere and everywhere. Don't be afraid to go hunting for unusual pieces to complete your costume. For a suit like the big daddy, I suggest going to a tip, or a secondhand furniture/hardware garage. Op shops are always a good start.
2) Ask around. You friends/family/co-workers may have EXACTLY what you're looking for. Don't be afraid to ask.
3) Take your time planning/researching. Study what you intend to make a costume of. Look at what each piece could be made from, and how you could get your hands on them.
4) don't aim too high. The biggest mistake i see people making is that on their first attempt, they want to make a film-quality replica costume that is out of their budget/ability. Strive for something you can do, and you'll be surprised at how impressive the results are.
5) EBAY. Look on any online stores you can, because chances are, someone has what you're looking for. Don't blow all your money on one part of the costume, though. Make sure it's within your budget.
6) Take your time. Making a costume can be a difficult and time consuming project. Make sure you give yourself enough time to make it.
7) Have fun! Mistakes will be made, things will be burst into flames, and things will go wrong. Just remember to have a good time, and not to stress too much. the end result will be worth every second of your time/pain.
Big Daddy costume...
Found this online (for those of you who have the time and creativity to put it together) for the helmet.
For the rest of the costume, head to someplace like Walmart, and get some cheap coveralls. Find an old Super-Soaker cannon and some hobby/model kit spray paint and make a cannon for "Rosie". Get you a pair of welder's gloves. And call around to companies that recharge/refill fire exstinguishers, and ask if they have any unusable tanks for sale. Then perhaps some elbow and knee pads, and you're set.
For the drill bit of a "Bouncer" get an old megaphone...
Hope this helps...
Thank you for the excellent ideas ^_^
Originally Posted by dirge1313
I hope people will find what we've posted here useful.
Yeah I was thinking of making a rosie big daddy custom since it'd be alot easier to design than a bouncer one. Another thing that would be cool but hard to do is put green and red LEDs and a speaker system to the suit and when you get mad you have a big daddy groan and the lens turns red. Actually I saw some videos and someone made a pretty good frame of one of the suits with only cardboard and tape and had directions. The LEDs wouldn't be that hard or expensive either. Now i'm thinking too much and trying to make it too complicated lol.
Last edited by GerbilUSA; 09-23-2008 at 07:01 PM.
Want to buy a costume?
I made this over the past 6 months, and will be selling it after halloween
I'm going to post one more video of a motion test and finished dive suit
Wow, that's great Jonny. Looks good!
Great BD Jonny! Well done
I thought I'd share this with you all ^_^
Damn I couldn't finish it in time for halloween there's always next year...
thats dedication lol awesome suit tho
Originally Posted by 15643
if anybody finds a prototype big daddy drill for sale thats metal please send me the link
and watch the link that bigbri has it has alot of stuff
well look on page 2 of this post and look at bigbris lin the videos ther should give you a good idea
Originally Posted by GerbilUSA
man what a bump and try to aviod triple posts